From the last two lessons on finding the minimum and maximum value of some numbers, you might have a lingering thought: were your choices for the inital values of the variables

As an example, suppose you set your

Alternatively, suppose you set your initial

See where software bugs can come from?

The best way to handle this is to set*some number* that is actually *in your data file*. How will you do this?

How about setting

`max`

and `min`

the best? Would you code work in all cases? Was your code 'robust?'
As an example, suppose you set your

`min`

initially to `100`

, but suppose your data file contained a bunch of numbers that were all only in the 1000s? Your code would say 100 was in the minimum, but 100 isn't even in the data file!
Alternatively, suppose you set your initial

`max`

to `0`

, but your data file contained all negative numbers?
See where software bugs can come from?

The best way to handle this is to set

`min`

and `max`

to How about setting

`min`

or `max`

equal to the first number in your data file? It may or may not end up being the eventual minimum or maximum value, but at least it's in the data file, as a reference for starting out the comparisions.
Type your code here:

See your results here:

The code won't run as is! What will you put in for the

`min = ??`

line? Think: not a number like before, but the first number in your data file.